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German ambassador: Mandate to negotiate with U.S. will be ‘very difficult’

November 07, 2018 at 5:28 PM
Germany’s ambassador to the U.S. on Wednesday said it will be “very difficult” for the European Commission to obtain a mandate from the EU member states to negotiate a free trade agreement with the U.S., though she believes a consensus on a mandate is possible. Ambassador Emily Haber told Inside U.S. Trade that getting mandates is “always difficult.” At a discussion at the Hudson Institute, Haber said EU member states will have to make compromises among themselves before they...

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